This year’s Level Playing Field Weeks of Action campaign will take place from the 2nd – 17th April 2016.
LPF’s Weeks of Action were established in 2005 to help highlight the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues and their governing bodies in partnership with disabled sports fans and disabled supporters associations.
LPF is pleased to be aligning this year’s campaign with the Centre for Access to Football in Europe’s week of action – Total Football Total Access which will see a range of activities and initiatives taking place across Europe.
‘Disabled people are the largest minority group’
At least 15% of the UK population is disabled – a figure that is increasing year on year – with disabled people constituting the largest minority group. It can be reasonably assumed that many disabled people will be sports fans who attend, or aspire to attend live sports events.
The 2016 LPF Weeks of Action aims to celebrate access and inclusion and to highlight the social, economic and reputational benefits of providing accessible venues and inclusive matchdays for all sports loving fans.
Below you can find this year’s schedule of awareness days which we will be promoting during the campaign:
Saturday 2nd April
World Autism awareness day
Monday 4th April
The Social Model of disability
Tuesday 5th April
Wednesday 6th April
Deaf & hard of hearing awareness
Thursday 7th April
Hidden disabilities awareness
Friday 8th April
Mental ill health awareness
Monday 11th April
Reporting of disability abuse
Tuesday 12th April
Wednesday 13th April
Disabled Supporters Association awareness
Thursday 14th April
Blind & partially sighted awareness
Friday 15th April
‘Changing Places’ awareness